The Government of Japan, through the Kusanone Grant Program (Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects), provided over US$227,000 in financial assistance for purchasing medical equipment for the National Pre-Hospital Medical Assistance Center, the Mother and Child Institute and Municipal Children’s Hospital No. 1 of Chisinau, IPN reports.
In the ceremony to complete the three projects that was held online, Japan’s Ambassador to Moldova Katayama Yoshihiro said that these financial resources come from the taxes paid by the citizens of Japan and this donation should be regarded as a sign of friendship from the people of Japan.
“The projects were finished successfully. It is now very important for these new, much better conditions to be used maximally efficiently by your institutions for the population that needs better services,” stated Katayama Yoshihiro.
The National Pre-Hospital Medical Assistance Center benefitted from US$85,642 in grant funding. The money was allocated for purchasing medical manikins for the Training Center. The hospital’s director Boris Golovin said that this equipment is very necessary in simulation-based training. There were bought 40 manikins of seven types for practicing first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation maneuvers in situations close to the real life.
The Mother and Child Institute got US$84,824 for equipping its Colposcopy Reference Center with a colposcope with an incorporated camera system, an electrosurgical unit with a smoke aspirator, an instrument trolley, a gynecology exam chair, examination lamp, defibrillator, surgical aspirator, videoconferencing equipment, etc.
“I transmit sincere thanks from the personnel of the Mother and Child Institute, patients and the administration for this grant. I thank a lot! I’m sure that the equipment that was bought as part of this project will only improve the quality of the medical services we provide,” said the Institution’s director Sergiu Gladun.
Municipal Children’s Hospital No. 1 received US$57,240 in grant funding for buying ultrasound equipment that will increase the volume and quality of imaging examinations at the institution. The hospital’s director Ștefan Calancea said the purchased equipment enables to improve the quality of services offered to the small patients, including to make accurate diagnoses.